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Hezbollah Coalition Declares ‘Victory’ in Lebanon’s First Parliamentary Election in 9 Years

March 27, 2020 at 10:21 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the Real News. I’m Ben Norton. Lebanon has held its first parliamentary election in nine years, and the Shia nationalist party Hezbollah and its political allies have made historic gains. On the other hand, Lebanon’s western-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is allied with Saudi Arabia, and his party the Future Movement lost several

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“Hezbollah Coalition Declares ‘Victory’ in Lebanon’s First Parliamentary Election in 9 Years”

Investigating the Saudi Government’s 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disilliusionment — Sen. Graham

March 11, 2020 at 1:21 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, in Miami Lakes, Florida. And welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. You’re wondering why I’m in Miami Lakes, Florida. Well, you’re going to find out in just a few seconds. But we’re going to deal with a rather serious subject in this interview. We’re going

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“Investigating the Saudi Government’s 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disilliusionment — Sen. Graham”

Media Savvy Newcomer Wins El Salvador’s Election: Another Rightward Shift?

March 9, 2020 at 2:21 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, coming to you from Baltimore. Will the small Central American country of El Salvador be the next country to shift to the right? This is the question that many Latin America observers are asking in the wake of Sunday’s presidential election in El Salvador. Nayib Bukele,

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“Media Savvy Newcomer Wins El Salvador’s Election: Another Rightward Shift?”

Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

February 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on Sunday, May 12; 169 seats are required for a majority, and with only 45 percent voter turnout, and with 92 percent of the votes counted, the Independent High Electoral Commission has declared Muqtada al-Sadr’s Alliance

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“Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election”

Violating International Law, Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions

at 8:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. President Trump issued an executive order on Friday renewing sanctions against Venezuela. As required by law, the executive order states that Venezuela continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. The

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“Violating International Law, Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions”

Italian Populist Parties About to Form “Highly Unstable” Government

February 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert, coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. Italy’s two main populist parties, the right-wing League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, are finally on the verge of forming a coalition, according to an announcement made on Monday. It’s been over two months since Italy held a parliamentary election

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“Italian Populist Parties About to Form “Highly Unstable” Government”

Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela

February 5, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday, February 2. I am standing at the main intersection in the quarter of Mercedes in Caracas. This is an affluent, if not the most affluent, part of the city. And today the opposition led by Guaido has called a massive protest

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“Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela”

US Government Setting the Terms for Argentina’s Bailout?

February 4, 2020 at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert joining you from Baltimore. Argentineans are mobilizing more and more in the face of their country’s growing economic crisis. Stores across Argentina were closed and the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital, were quiet on Tuesday after the country’s largest union called a 24-hour

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“US Government Setting the Terms for Argentina’s Bailout?”